Certificate of Appreciation

4 Certificate of Appreciation Templates

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Select Ribbon and Add Logo

  • 6 Different Colors
  • Select a Ribbon
  • Edit Text
  • Edit with our Certificate Maker
  • Upload a logo

Add a Logo

  • 6 Different Colors
  • Add a Logo
  • Edit Text
  • Edit with our Certificate Maker
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Select Ribbon and Add Logo

  • 10 Different Colors
  • Add a Logo
  • Edit Text
  • Edit with our Certificate Maker

Edit with PDF

  • 7 Different Colors
  • Edit Text
  • Edit with PDF
certificates of appreciation

Free printable certificate of appreciation templates which can be edited or customized. Select the color of your border, choose an award ribbon and edit the text. You can also add additional text or even add your own photo or logo.

Certificate of appreciation

To print without a watermark (for premium members)

Select the color of the certificate border:

Gold  Blue Black Red Navy Green

To print with a watermark (for those who are not premium members)

Select the color of the certificate border:

Gold  Blue Black Red Navy Green

With Logo

certificate-of-appreciation company logo

Using Certificates of Appreciation in the Workplace

Both large corporations and small companies use award certificates to increase the productivity of their employees.  They are used to inspire, motivate, appreciate and retain employees. They can be awarded for a number of reasons such as for a “job well done” award or for perfect attendance.

Many managers are so busy on a day to day basis that they never take the time to stop and give their workers a few words of encouragement or appreciation. Presenting workers with an award certificate is one way to ensure that they know just how much you appreciate them and their work. When employees feel appreciated they are often more motivated and willing to put more into their job.

It doesn’t cost you anything since you can print and customize them for free. You can also add your company logo.

Framing award certificates do make them look more impressive so if you have the budget to do so it is recommended. Also, try to print certificates on high-quality paper. It makes them look more prestigious.

When employees receive a certificate of appreciation from their company they often hang them in their office. This serves as a constant reminder that their hard work is appreciated. It both motivates them and their colleagues.

A positive working environment leads to happier employees. Happier employees are more motivated and productive. Employee recognition not only benefits the employees but ultimately helps the company.

How can award certificates be used in the workplace?

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Associate of the Month
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Employee of the Month / Week
  • Leadership
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • Participation in Training
  • Boss’s Day

 How to make certificates of appreciation for employees

1. Select the color of the certificate border. Select the color that matches your company logo. If you want to use a frame that does not appear below or if you want to customize all text (including the title) then select from our selection of certificate borders.

Without Watermark:

Gold certificate border  Blue certificate border Black certificate border Red certificate border Navy certificate border Green certificate border

With Watermark:

Gold certificate border  Blue certificate border Black certificate border Red certificate border Navy certificate border Green certificate border

2. Add the text that you would like to use. Either just add your details (name, date, etc) or change all of the text. All of the text can be customized. Just click on it to start typing.

3. Insert your company logo. Click on “add logo”.

4. Save or print the certificate.

5. Frame or laminate.

Certificate of Appreciation Template

This certificate template is less formal than the one above. It is available in 10 different colors. Use our free certificate maker to select a ribbon and add your text before you print.
Certificate of appreciation templateThis certificate of appreciation template is available in 10 different colors. You can either use our free certificate maker to personalize the certificate before you print it or just print it and add the details in your own handwriting. Whatever you prefer. Both methods are free!

If you use our certificate maker you can also select the award ribbon of your choice.   The final product will look more professional since the details will be typed and not handwritten. If you prefer, you can add your company logo instead of the award ribbon or in addition to it.

Select your color

Yellow border with a red and gold award ribbon

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Blue certificate of appreciation template with a gold award ribbon

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Printable orange award template with a gold and orange award ribbon

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Printable green certificate template with a gold and brown award ribbon

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Printable award certificate with a red border and a red ribbon

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Printable appreciation certificate with a purple border and a gold award ribbon

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Printable certificate of appreciation

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Printable certificate of appreciation template

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Printable award with a silver border and a green award ribbon

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How to Customize the Certificate of Appreciation Template

  1. Select the award certificate template that you would like to use from the selection above.
  2. Click on “customize”.
  3. Wait for the certificate maker to open. Click on the dummy text to type your own text. Type the name of the recipient, the reason for receiving the certificate, signature and date.
  4. Select a ribbon or upload your company logo or photo.
  5. Save or print.


Certificate PDF

certificate of appreciationThe following certificates of appreciation can be customized using PDF. Once you have created the award certificate you can print it but will not be able to save it. If you prefer to save it then you can use any of the other templates on this page which can be saved.

You will find six different appreciation certificate templates below. These are just sample certificates with an example of text that you can use.  The file that you download is a blank template that can be customized to suit your needs.

PDF Appreciation Certificates

Templates for Certificates of Appreciation

Teacher Recognition

Teacher of the year award that reads "awesome teacher award"

Award certificate with a yellow border and seal and pictures of pencils

Teachers have a really difficult and important job. Let them know that you appreciate their efforts with one of these award certificates. There is a big selection and you should find one with the most appropriate wording for your needs.

Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation

volunteer certificate of appreciation

Certificates of Appreciation for Family Members

Best Boyfriend Award

Best Boyfriend Award

Certificates with Awareness Ribbons

awareness ribbons

Certificates of Appreciation for Kids

More certificates for kids

A certificate of appreciation is a great way to let someone know you appreciate their time, effort, gesture or contribution. Its costs practically nothing (all of our award certificates are free) and conveys your message in a fun manner.

Make sure that the certificate of appreciation is appropriate for the occasion

There are many different reasons to award someone with a certificate of appreciation and the actual certificate should be adapted accordingly. For example, if you are giving it to a child to appreciate her behavior then the certificate can be fun and colorful. On the other hand, if you are awarding it to a staff member on behalf of a company then the certificate should be more formal and could include the company’s logo. We offer free printable certificates of appreciation to which you can add your company’s logo or school’s symbol.

Personalize the certificate – add your own photo, logo or symbol

Once you have downloaded the certificate of appreciation template add the relevant details to personalize it – the recipient’s name, the date, reason for the award, name of the organization or person giving the award.

You can either use a certificate that is pretty much ready except for the recipient’s name or you can use a blank certificate template and insert your own text. This gives you more flexibility but is also slightly more work.

Have the certificate framed and/or use good quality paper

If you are creating the certificate for a formal occasion then be sure to print it on good quality paper.  If you have it framed it will look even more impressive. A frame doesn’t even have to cost that much.

If you didn’t find the perfect certificate on this page then please feel free to look around the site. We offer hundreds of different printable certificate templates and most of them can be used for multiple purposes and/or adapted for any occasion.

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  2. Deb Gurung says:

    I want to give a certificate of appreciation to youths who give our community bet entertainments performances like dances and singing in the past ten years and we believe that they are the real role model and inspiring to other youngsters. Can you please advice me how should i write the best with best wordings.Thank you.

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